Alternate Names : Acute abdomen
Symptoms & Signs
Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease include:
- Cloudy dialysis fluid (if undergoing peritoneal dialysis)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shaking chills
- Signs of shock
Diagnosis & Tests
The doctor will perform a physical exam. The abdomen is usually tender, and may feel firm and "board-like." The patient may extensively "guard" the area, using protective movements such as curling up or refusing to allow the area to be touched.
Blood tests, x-rays, and CT scans may be ordered.